Welcome, Charter Families!
We hope the following Question/Answer information will assist you with general registration questions.
How Do I Register For The Coming Term?
Please read the IMPORTANT DATES and REMINDERS in the Enews 6-22-2012 until this section is updated.
How Will I Know What My Schedule Is?
Student schedules will be distributed by e-mail. If you do not receive your schedule please check your spam folder. You may also want to update our office with your most-used email address.
Will there be a period of Adds/Drops or Alternate Registration?
No. While HomeSource did this in the past, HFC is now using an improved registration process requiring only one round of requests, including alternate requests. Any schedule adjustments should be worked out with your ES/AA.
Do I Have To Do Anything To Continue In My Year-Long Classes?
Students in full year classes will be automatically rolled into the spring term. Students in single term classes are dropped, and new requests will have to be submitted as with any single term classes, even if the teacher is willing to accommodate a student's staying in the class.
What Do I Do If The Class I Enroll In Gets Cancelled?
In that case, we will move on to your next requested alternate class. There should always be enough alternates to allow for this possibility, unless the requested class was not required by your education plan.
How Do I Drop A Class?
Because your ES or AA is responsible for the integrity of your education plan, you will need to talk with him or her about dropping a class. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS ATTEND CLASSES UNTIL A DROP HAS BEEN APPROVED. All full-time charter students are required to have a minimum of 6 classes (either onsite, off-site, or SBD). Chronic attendance issues will be addressed.
How Do I Sign Up For Classes When Teacher's Permission Is Required (TPR)?
Your ES/AA will assist you in determining if a student can get permission to enter a class that requires prerequisites or teacher's permission to enter. Students one grade below the stated grade range may be able to enter a class with teacher's permission, provided there is room in the class. Students above the stated grade range may register for a class if this seems appropriate to the ES/AA and the teacher. Students more than one grade below the stated grade range cannot register for a class without first meeting with the Director and the teacher to determine if this is an appropriate placement.
How Are Class Seats Awarded?
This is not a "first come first served" system as was done in the past. Class requests go into a batch and are awarded according to an algorithm of preference, including grade level and availability of alternate choices. Awarding of open seats for the new term will be done at the end of Enrollment/Registration Week on Friday after 3:00 pm.
Class schedules are provided to your ES/AA. Any necessary schedule changes are handled through the ES/AA as your primary contact.
Will My Student Have To Be Tested?
HFC complies with all state and federally mandated testing as carried out in the Bethel School District. Assessments for other areas are performed on a basis of individual need.
Does the Parent Have to Be Onsite?
One of the keys to success of our program is due to strong parental involvement - in the classroom, in volunteer support, through regular communication with the child's ES/AA, and in their child's education at home. It is part of what makes the culture at HFC an amazing one. Parents are not, however, required to be present. We do not have a large facility, though, and due to the non-traditional scheduling of our classes, charter high school students may be onsite without a parent (using the high school lounge, resource library, whisper study) when not in class for no more than 2 non-class periods per day, but students under 14 and not yet in 9th grade may not be onsite without a parent when not in a class unless meeting with ES.
Who Do I Ask If I Have Questions?
Your ES or AA is always your first contact. Please check with him or her first. If you need more information, please feel free to contact email@example.com.